These are the thoughts and observations of me — a woman of a certain age (56). I'm single. I'm successful enough (independent, self supporting). I live in the burbs and work in the city (Chicago, the best city in the world). I'm an aunt, a friend and a colleague. I feel that voices like mine are rather underrepresented online or in print. So here I am. If my musings resonate with you, please visit my blog again sometime.
a product you buy mostly because it has a cool package. Nothing anymore. But when SJP's original Lovely cologne was still readily available, I liked it as much for the bottle as the scent. Somehow, for a recent birthday, my oldest friend managed to track down a bottle. It's on my vanity and I love how it looks when the sunlight hits it.
flavor cake do you like for your birthday? Chocolate
you ever been in love with someone much older or younger than you? In love? No. But I did have a rather energetic intimate relationship with a guy 12 years younger than I. It was fun. We never took it seriously because he wanted children and I was already over 40, so we knew there was no future.
you ever had a job you loved? I've loved just about every job at times. I'm a writer, and when I'm writing I'm happy. When I'm revising and trying to decipher input from lawyers and proofreading ... that's when I'm no longer in love.
ever been in a building that was on fire? Yes. When I lived in my former apartment, my downstairs neighbor had a kitchen fire that filled the whole building with smoke.
you in an argument with anyone right now? No. Blissfully.
you change your hair color to something outrageous if you would get paid to? Sure. Are you making an offer?
you ever written a poem for someone? Yes
is a place you’ve vacationed at and would like to go back to? Oh, so many! Lately I've been jonesing to return to Graceland, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee ...
you eat samples at the grocery store? Yes
do you absolutely have to have to make your birthday feel special? Nothing specific. Just a lot of attention.
the last tourist area you visited? Millennium Park. According to TripAdvisor, it's the #2 place to visit in Chicago, and I'm lucky enough to work right across from it. The contrast of architecture and sculpture and greenery is so cool.
do you go out to eat for a special occasion? Chicago is a great city for foodies. Right now my favorite restaurant is 312.
was the last time you went to a post office? On the 14th. I mailed a large box of donations to our troops via Operation Shoebox.
Is there an
item you are saving up to buy right now? My dental work. (Sexy, huh?)
you psychic in any way?
you prefer a laptop or desktop? Which are you on now? I haven't been on anything but a laptop in so long ...
you ever received a gift and truly did not know what it was? Nope.
your homepage? Firefox/Google
there a thing you enjoy doing, but quit because you are not good at it? Singing